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Some Walmart stores temporarily close for COVID-19 cleanings
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Some Walmart stores are temporarily closing to allow crews to clean and sanitize the locations as COVID-19 cases continue to surge nationwide.
Over the past week, stores in Texas, Wisconsin, New Jersey and other states have shut their doors for multiple days.
A Walmart spokesperson told FOX Business that the temporary closures to deep clean the stores have been ongoing for the last two years and are done on a case-by-case basis, following an assessment of the area and location.
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"We have a team at the Home Office that evaluates criteria related to stores and the communities we serve," the spokesperson said. "When that data reaches certain thresholds, we make the decision to get ahead of the situation and proactively close the store for cleaning and sanitizing."